22 April, 2019

Park Bench Handle

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photo of the Curved Handle of a Green Park Bench, at Central Park, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photo of the Curved Handle of a Green Park Bench, at Central Park, Jaipur.


It was very hot today in Jaipur and I was out at Central Park at 4.00 pm in the afternoon, hunting for Minimalist Photography subjects, 

It was 38 degrees. Well, I have also taken pictures in 46 degrees but since summers have just arrived and I am not used to the heat yet, so it felt really hot today.

This Green Bench was spotted near the Park's gate which is bang opposite Tapri Central Tea House
I went down on my knees to capture this which helped me to bring the subject to eye-level.

A fairly low aperture was used here to play with the depth of the field and to increase the attention on the subject.

Later, I realized that the lines in the bench might work well as Leading Lines, so I even tried a few shots on Apertures as high as F/22 - F/32.

But those shots did not turn out well, therefore, I settled for the lower aperture shot. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/2.8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Park Bench Handle  Minimalist Photograph.



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21 April, 2019

Blue Sky Brown Walls

Minimalism as Less Elements


A looking up Minimalist Photograph of Blue Sky and Brown Walls with lots of Negative/Empty Space, shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A looking up Minimalist Photograph of Blue Sky and Brown Walls with lots of negative/empty Space. Photo captured at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur (JKK), Rajasthan, India.


This structure is near the main two Art Galleries at JKK. My intention here was, to capture the walls of the structure in such a way that it forms/represents Lines aka some simple geometry, and to show the Clear Blue Sky in the background as negative space. 

Also note, I tilted the camera in my hand (a little bit) to get the right kind of balance between the lines and wall structure, and the overall frame.

A plus one here was the Shadow Triangle. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Blue Sky Brown Walls  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

14 April, 2019

Three Lamps Three Birds

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Three Lamps and Three Birds, shot at a beautiful evening near Statue Circle, Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Three Lamps and Three Birds, shot at a beautiful evening near Statue Circle, Jaipur.


This was captured today evening, while I was on my way to Curious Life Cafe. I stopped at Statue Circle as I noticed that it was getting dark and the lights were just getting turned on. 

The lights attracted me and I stopped at the circle holding the camera in my hand, waiting for birds to enter my frame. 

After about 6-7 minutes of wait, a few birds flew across my frame :)

Also, I kept some distance from the Street Lamps intentionally, as I wanted to show some distance in the frame, primarily in an attempt to make them look small.

And, I kept the image on the darker side during editing as I wanted the lights to stand out. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/10

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2000

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Three Lamps Three Birds  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

13 April, 2019

Birds on Wires

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Lookup Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Birds Sitting on Electricity Wires at MI Road, Jaipur - India.  Shot captured via SamsungS6 Mobile Phone Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai


A Lookup Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Birds Sitting on Electricity Wires, outside Bake Hut, at MI Road, Jaipur. Shot captured via SamsungS6 Mobile Phone Camera.


This Shot was captured using my cellphone. I would barely post Cellphone shots on my blog, but since this photograph got a very good response on my facebook and twitter, I decided to post it here and also make it available for sale as a framed print. 

Some people on Facebook told me that this photograph resembles "Music Notes". It is alwasy interesting to hear about people's interpretation of photographs.

I edited this picture in my Samsung Galaxy S6 Mobile Phone using the default editor. I also edited this a bit in the Snapseed Android App. 

This picture was captured in the Auto-Mode, but still it would be worthwhile to look at the EXIF Data break-up to understand what the phone's algorithm does.

The aperture was F/9, the Shutter Speed 1/2000 and the ISO was 100. What I did manually here, was to reduce the Exposure. 

Hope you enjoyed the Birds on Wires  Minimalist Photograph.



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Lookup Minimalism At Jawahar Kala Kendra

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Look up Minimal Art Photograph of the Architecture at Jawahar Kala Kendra/ JKK Jaipur, shot with Canon EOS 6D Mark II full frame Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Look up Minimal Art Photograph of the Architecture at Jawahar Kala Kendra/ JKK Jaipur, shot with Canon EOS 6D Mark II full frame Camera.


I Mostly do not shoot Minimalism at Wide-Angle, but this time I tried, and for once the results are pretty OK. 

I was on the 24-105 mm Lens and this frame was captured looking straight up, exactly at 24 mm. 
It was peak afternoon and what I liked here was Light and shadows, and the fact that I could make the frame look a bit symmetric. 

The elements were near perfect. Two Water outlets, one having a long shadow. Then some Lines and then a Rectangle right in the center. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 24 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Lookup Minimalism at Jawahar Kala Kendra  Minimalist Photograph.



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12 April, 2019

Lamp Through the Fence

Minimalism as in Small Objects


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Distant Lamp as seen through the metal fence at Masala Chowk, Jaipur, India. Shot Captured with Canon 6D Mark II Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Distant Lamp as seen through the metal fence at Masala Chowk, Jaipur, India. Shot Captured with Canon 6D Mark II Camera.


How I composed this shot?


I started by focusing on the Distant Lamp, then I looked for the right aperture value to shoot this shot at. I did not want the fence in the foreground to appear blurry. Therefore, I shot this at a very high Aperture value of F/22. 

Since, I was shooting from the side and at an angle, this helped me to make the repeating fence bars create a kind of downward sloping diagonal line. 

That is pretty much all I want to say about the composition here. Also, have a look at the EXIF Data of the photo below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/22

  • Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-320

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Lamp Through the Fence  Minimalist Photograph.


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